Longtime NRCS employee retires

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun When district conservationist Mike Delano began working with the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Roy, there was just one contract on land to be placed in a government conservation program, he said. That was April 1988. Three years later, there were 26 contracts, said Delano. Each contract had a […]

Park improvements planned for funds

By Quay County Sun Staff This summer, a Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) grant will make improvements possible at Jennings Park and provide funds to hire six youths. The $25,561 YCC grant will be used at the softball complex to pave walkways and create a platform next to the bleachers, said Yvette Fazekas, project coordinat Construction […]

Groups look to tackle cleanup of Tucumcari Lake

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun City, state and federal officials will meet today to discuss the future of Tumcumcari Lake and how they can jointly work together to clean up and restore the lake, said Robert Abercrombie, coordinator of the El Llano Estacado Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) council. Officials meeting are from the […]

Regional plan gives water conservation top priority

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Nine strategies for conserving water in arid Northeast New Mexico are evaluated in a preliminary water plan released last week by a water resources and environmental consulting firm. Municipal conservation, agricultural conservation, groundwater management, rangeland conservation and watershed management, water rights protection, Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System, planning for […]

Protecting the land

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS If it were up to Quay County’s Pete Walden, he said the world would be a better place. Actually, it is up to Walden — and it is a better place. This fact has not only been noted by local folks and area kids but the entire state as Walden recently […]

ELERCD sets meetings

El Llano Estacado Resource Conservation and Development will be holding their annual meeting soon, and according to Robert Abercrombie of the Logan area, they are going all out. Abercrombie said the event will be held at the Waggoner Mansion at the Bell Ranch on June 24 at 10 a.m. He said that lunch will be […]

Camp ‘Billy Joe’ available to locals

The New Mexico Section of the Society for Range Management, Five-State Range and Wildlife Academy is seeking high school students to participate in the Black Mesa Ecological Academy. The Academy will be June 20 to June 25 at Camp “Billy Joe” and Black Mesa State Park near Kenton, Okla. The academy will be a cooperative […]

Conservation district sells trees

TV Hagenah Evelyn Massey. District Clerk for the Canadian River Soil and Water Conservation District announced Monday that she is now taking orders for the district’s annual tree sale. Massy said she has a wide variety of trees available for anyone interested in planting trees later this season. “We’ve got just about everything,” said Massy, […]

Local conservationist’s hard work pays off

By Angela Peacock Working closely with the community and area school children about the importance of conservation has won Relissa Nials this year’s Region V Outstanding Conservationist award. Nials works for the Natural Resource Conservation Service in Tucumcari and has spent countless hours working with area youth educating them about the importance of conservation as […]